Monday, June 24, 2013 3:17 pm
A 62-year-old parachutist is recovering in a Sacramento hospital after suffering electric shock and severe burns from landing on power lines near the Lodi Parachute Center on Sunday afternoon.
Saturday, May 11, 2013 12:00 am
While they’d never admit it, some people are procrastinators when it comes to Mother’s Day. Busy schedules, meetings and plain forgetfulness are all routine — and rarely credible excuses.
Monday, October 8, 2012 9:28 am
The Federal Aviation Administration proposes fining a skydiving instructor $2,200, claiming he did not properly secure his student's harness before the two tumbled from a plane at 13,000 feet above Earth.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 12:00 am
A Foresthill Bridge BASE jumper was arrested after getting hung up Monday night on a tree branch near the end of his 730-foot plunge.
Tuesday, July 3, 2012 12:00 am
It was the stunt heard ’round the world: Last Wednesday, as Google co-founder Sergey Brin prepared to promote his latest pet project, a team of Lodi-based skydivers leapt from a zeppelin hovering over San Francisco’s Moscone Center, landed on the roof and hand-delivered to Brin a pair of Google’s “Project Glass” computing glasses — all while connected in real-time to the Internet so those below could see the action from the divers’ perspective.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 12:00 am
An 81-year old woman was featured on "Today" with Matt Lauer on Tuesday after video of her skydiving misadventure at the Lodi Parachute Center went viral.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 12:00 am
A man was airlifted to a trauma center in South Sacramento after a hard parachute landing Monday at the Lodi Parachute Center in Acampo.
Tuesday, April 3, 2012 12:00 am
For a moment, the men are nothing more than four or five tiny specks in the sky, framed by red and white parachutes. You have to hold your hand against your eyes to shield the sun from your view; otherwise you could miss the parachuters entirely.
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 12:00 am
The Parachute Center in Acampo faces a second fine for allegedly
operating a DeHavilland twin Otter on 41 flights when it was not in
compliance with federal regulations, the Federal Aviation
Administration announced Monday.
Thursday, April 7, 2011 6:05 am
A male skydiver was injured after a hard landing in a vineyard
near Highway 99 and Jahant Road shortly after 4 p.m. Wednesday.
Thursday, November 18, 2010 6:24 am
The Federal Aviation Administration has given the owner of The
Parachute Center an extension until Dec. 1 to respond to
allegations that he failed to replace aircraft parts promptly and
comply with safety requirements in 2008 and 2009.
Friday, October 15, 2010 12:00 am
The Parachute Center in Acampo could be fined $664,000 after the
Federal Aviation Administration accused the center of failing to
replace aircraft parts promptly and comply with safety
requirements, according to the FAA.
Wednesday, September 8, 2010 12:00 am
The neighbors of Ayers Avenue are close. You can tell by the way
they laugh and joke that they're good friends. They eat together,
hang out together and even skydive together. It was Dale Hjort's
idea. Tuesday was his 80th birthday, and he wanted to celebrate —
by jumping out of a plane.
Saturday, June 19, 2010 12:00 am
A skydiver who died after landing separately from her parachute
in an Acampo vineyard was identified Friday as a 25-year-old woman
Friday, June 18, 2010 12:00 am
An experienced skydiver died Thursday after her parachute did
not open in what is being considered a possible suicide.
Monday, September 14, 2009 10:00 pm
Robby Bigley's last jump from an airplane was Sunday, just two
weeks after he had gotten married.
Sunday, September 13, 2009 10:00 pm
A man and woman, both nationally recognized skydivers, died
Sunday afternoon when their chutes became tangled and they plunged
into an Acampo vineyard.
Monday, January 26, 2009 10:00 pm
A skydiver was hospitalized Monday after her parachute tangled
in power lines and she struck a power pole near the Lodi
Thursday, May 29, 2008 10:00 pm
A 31-year-old man who had been a skydiver with the 101st
Airborne died shortly after midnight Thursday after being struck by
a car on Highway 99.
Tuesday, May 20, 2008 10:00 pm
Everyone kept asking if I was nervous. After all, I was going to
jump out of an airplane and fall more than two miles back to earth,
relying on another person to open and operate the parachute that
would prevent us from crash-landing.
Tuesday, May 20, 2008 10:00 pm
If you're in Lodi and are looking for something a bit more
exciting than strolling Downtown or tasting wine, how about an
extreme shot of adrenaline by jumping out of an airplane?
Friday, April 25, 2008 10:00 pm
A man who was injured during a parachute jump at the Parachute
Center in Acampo is suing the company's owner for medical expenses
and loss of wages.
Friday, November 17, 2006 10:00 pm
Zaira Bravo and Kristy Batterton are quiet and calm on a thrift
store sofa where they sit, signing their names on waivers of
liability in the event of injury or death. This is how they are
celebrating their birthdays - by jumping out of an airplane for the
Tuesday, August 22, 2006 10:00 pm
Parachutist injured after hitting plane